September 28, 2020 Community, Education
Tiger Ethics: How to Pick a Schooling Option This Fall
What’s an ethical response to the virus’s unequal impact on different communities? Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values Elizabeth Harman has agreed to answer readers’ questions on pandemic ethics.
September 16, 2020 Community, Education, Research
Research interns get creative around science and social change in the summer of COVID-19
When the pandemic shut down almost all on-campus research, Princeton students who had arranged in-person summer research internships needed to pivot quickly.
September 4, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Princeton Online Tutoring Network helps bridge educational gaps for K-12 students
After scattering to homes across the country and around the world this spring, a growing group of Princeton students have used video conferencing not only to continue coursework and keep up social connections, but also to support the learning and development of younger students in the tri-state area.
August 21, 2020 Community, Education
High school seniors address a critical moment and build community in Princeton’s 2020 Summer Journalism Program
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program’s impossible year saw much student reporting centered around COVID-19. Young reporters drilled congressional candidates on their plans for school reopenings, documented the struggles of essential workers, and conducted an impressive investigation into the myriad and often reckless approaches to the reintroduction of high school sports this fall.
August 20, 2020 Community, Education, Research
Remote possibilities: Virtual internships connect Princeton students to academic, service opportunities
This summer, the University helped students pivot from their original plans to a wide variety of internships that are 100% digital. These opportunities span academic disciplines. Others include a service component, reflecting the University’s informal motto, “In the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Some are focused on issues related to racial and social justice, and helping those affected by the pandemic, through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s RISE fellows and COVID-19 Response Grant programs.
August 19, 2020 Community, Service
Poll Hero Aims to Recruit Young Poll Workers Amid COVID-19 Shortage
Poll Hero, a project founded by a group of Princeton University students, Denver East High School students, and a graduate of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is an approximately 30-member team of almost exclusively Gen Z volunteers who are trying to recruit as many young poll workers — in some cases as young as 16 — as they can to work election sites in their communities this November amid a shortage of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
August 12, 2020 Community, Education, Service
After summer internships were scrapped, Abhiram Karuppur ’19 took mentorship to a new level
Abhiram Karuppur ’19 originally agreed to mentor a single Princeton student. But that quickly grew into a summer-long virtual finance mentorship class program he built from scratch after more than 20 Princeton students, who had their summer internships cancelled due to COVID-19, expressed interest in Karuppur’s offer.
July 27, 2020 Community, Health Care
From lab to ambulance, training pays off for EMT volunteer
As a senior research specialist at a Princeton University lab that requires precision control over dust particles in the air, Eric Mills’ training gave him a special sort of insight as he confronts the coronavirus pandemic in a very different capacity. Mills volunteers for the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, an independent, nonprofit 110-member group of emergency medical technicians serving the Princeton area.
July 20, 2020 Community, Technology
Princeton undergraduates redefine the college visit
Over the past year, Raya Ward ’21, Sacheth Sathyanarayanan ’22, Joseph Rubin, ’22 and Ron Miasnik ’22 partnered with the undergraduate admissions office to roll out Adora, a mobile application for prospective students to experience a compelling college visit tailored to their individual interests and preferences. As COVID-19 limited travel and university visits, Adora’s planned May launch was postponed and the team adapted to the changing climate of the pandemic. “It was after we settled with the shock that we realized, wait, this is an opportunity,” said Ward. “This is a problem that we are already starting to solve.”
June 26, 2020 Community, Service
Forest Hills, NY organization helps local eateries
Anu Pattabiraman ’10 credits volunteering at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement during her undergraduate years with instilling in her the importance of service and giving back. It’s the reason why Pattabiraman, who recently moved back to her Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, couldn’t sit back and watch her favorite eateries begin to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Princeton University Relief Fund announces contribution to support small businesses in Princeton affected by the pandemic
Princeton University has announced the second phase of the Princeton University Relief Fund (PURF) that will focus on relief for small businesses in the Municipality of Princeton impacted by the pandemic.
June 24, 2020 Community, Service
Princeton University establishes Summer Food and Nutrition Program to address pandemic-related food insecurity in Mercer County
To address food insecurity in local communities this summer due to the pandemic, Princeton University’s Campus Dining, Office of Community and Regional Affairs and John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement have established the Summer Food and Nutrition Program.